An excellent – and totally rare – recording of Freddie Redd's score to The Connection – done more famously on Blue Note
under Freddie's own name. This isn't the version that was released by Blue Note
, nor is it the version on Charlie Parker records – instead, it's an obscure set led by trumpeter Howard McGhee (during his great comeback period of the early 60's), and featuring the amazing tenor talents of Tina Brooks (whose few Blue Note
sessions are the stuff of legend!) Freddie Redd plays piano on the set, and he plays with as much fire as on his Blue Note
recording of the music – with with McGhee in the lead, the sound is quite different. Titles include "Wigglin", "Who Killed Cock Robin", "OD", "Jim Dunn's Dilemma", and "Time To Smile".
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly. Out of print.)